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Plenty of people at college have already started to think about UCAS and university applications, even though we're only year 12
It got me thinking
I know I'd love to do Law, and I have a few universities in mind, but I was wondering what qualities they're looking for? The obvious ones are things like good communication skills, which I could show from being in debating society
But what else would 'the perfect personal statement', if there is such a thing, demonstrate?
Thanks in advance...:rolleyes:
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An ability to problem solve is a biggy and also be able to write in a clear and concise manner.
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Be able to lie, be able to ignore any moral values you have and be prepared to lose your soul to the devil.
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(Original post by Hoz)
Be able to lie, be able to ignore any moral values you have and be prepared to lose your soul to the devil.
^ Clearly this!
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A strong interest in evil.
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Communication skills essential, broad minded, good with people, motivated, hardworking etc
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Quality Streets!
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Pessimism seems to be an asset, see the bad in everything. Indeed I now look forward to the end of every chapter where they totally demolish the law as useless/ineffective/under-inclusive/over-inclusive and suggest reforms which are then also criticised lol
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Being REALLY picky is a good characteristic...
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I'd say tenacious, conscientious, being able to empathise, logical, and good at problem solving.
Then you need an element of evil, being able to not have a problem stepping all over your colleagues, and being able to see the joy in screwing someone over entirely for a victory in court.

I can't wait to do law
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I don't understand why Lawyers are seen as evil. It seems a little odd to me that preservers of law and order are looked down upon for adding a benefit to society. Anyway. I do know that Lawyers probably require different skills to Law Students. Here are a few...

- Analytical Skills - picking holes in arguments, seeing things from another point of view and considering other arguments.
- Discursive Skills - fits into the previous one, but the ability to express yourself well on paper and vocally is important
- Intelligence - a prerequisite for any decent degree really
- Hard Working - it is one of the most demanding and work-intensive degrees you can do
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Judging from some of the idiotic comments here, this thread didn't originate in the Law forum.

OP, this question is asked daily on this forum. If you use the search function you should find lots of information.
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